Personal Property / Automobile / Decal

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Within 30 days of moving into the City of Fairfax or obtaining a new vehicle, new residents must obtain a Virginia driver’s license, title and registration (or change their addresses on existing ones) with the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV); for information, call 804.497.7100 or visit www.dmv.virginia. City Hall offers limited DMV services.

Within 60 days of moving into the city or obtaining a new vehicle, residents must register their vehicles for personal property taxes and must obtain a city vehicle decal.



Refund Requests Accepted Until May 2 for Prepaid 2018 Real Estate, Personal Property Taxes

City residents and business owners who pre-paid 2018 city taxes in 2017 may request a refund of the pre-paid amount.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing by May 2, when the City Council is scheduled to adopt the fiscal year 2018-19 budget.

To request this refund, please email and provide:

• date paid

• amount paid

• amount to be refunded — if different from amount paid

• payment method (i.e. check, cash, credit card, etc)

• taxpayer name

• account address

• category of tax prepaid (real estate and/or personal property)

• real estate or personal property account number

In most cases, the city will process refund checks within three weeks of the request. Information: 703-385-7900.